South East Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Friday 3 April 2020.

Weather Situation

An approaching cold front directs a northerly flow over the state today. The front will approach the west this evening and cross Tasmania early Saturday morning, bringing a cold, strong and gusty west to southwesterly stream with a complex area of low pressure developing south of Tasmania. The next cold front will cross Tasmania during the day on Sunday as a low moves near the state. A high will build to the south of the Bight during Monday, directing an easing southwesterly stream across Tasmania on Monday and Tuesday.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Mostly clear. Winds north to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h.

Saturday 4 April

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and early afternoon. Snow falling above 600 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm near the coast. Winds north to northeasterly 25 to 40 km/h shifting west to southwesterly 35 to 50 km/h early in the morning then tending west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 16.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 11:20am to 2:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Hobart 13 17
Showers. Huonville 9 16
Showers. Port Arthur 10 15
Showers. Richmond 12 17

Sunday 5 April

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. Snow falling above 600 metres. Winds northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h tending westerly 25 to 35 km/h in the middle of the day then increasing to 35 to 50 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 15.

Monday 6 April

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Snow possible above 1200 metres. Winds westerly 30 to 45 km/h turning southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 15.

Tuesday 7 April

Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the south, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Winds west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 16.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Saturday.

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